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21 things I wish I knew before I was 21

21 things I wish I knew before I was 21




  1. the only person equipped and capable of determining your self worth is you
  2. don’t run away from anything….run towards something better
  3. no, you can’t live on love
  4. hope is not a plan, make a plan and keep revising it till you get what you’re chasing
  5. don’t buy anything on credit unless you can already afford to pay cash for it
  6. pay yourself first…  before you even see that paycheck have a percentage put away in savings
  7. don’t bow to pier pressure, set the example for piers to follow YOUR lead
  8. learn, know and live the difference between need, want & obligation
  9. go the extra mile….everywhere & every time
  10. trust but verify
  11. you can solve any problem with the proper amount of communication
  12. not everybody will like you and that’s okay
  13. don’t waste anything…time, money, or food
  14. dare to dream and if you can’t get someone to help you
  15. Remember what the Beatles said; “Life is what happens while you’re making other plans”…Don’t miss it
  16. resentment is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die
  17. the choice will come down to being right or being happy.  pick happy
  18. take care of your body early, it will require a lot less care later if you do
  19. smoking does not make you look cool or thin
  20. when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at begin to change
  21. life is shorter than you think, don’t waste a moment waiting for another moment



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